Johnny Football Becomes Johnny Heisman

Texas A&M quarterback becomes first freshman to win college football's biggest award.
1:45 | 12/09/12

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history made this weekend when a young man known as johnny football scored something else. It's game day, people. Reporter: His real life story plays out of "friday night lights." The boy from a texas town who was passing the football when it was just as big as him. Is nearly 2 years old in this image. Now, the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manziel. Reporter: This weekend, manziel making history. Hearing his name, his parents there, the first freshman to win the heisman. With a nickname already. Johnny football! Johnny football don't being called johnny heisman. The kid from kerrville, texas. The video is legendary on youtube. Number 3 right there racing into the end zone. This is moment I dreamed about since i have been a kid. Running around in the backyard, throwing hail marys to my dad. His parents, holding my tears. His grandparents, he singled out. Grandpa the coach and grandma who looked the other way. Grandma, all the times we used to play in the hall way, i love you with all my heart. You inspired me to play football. And grandma, so sorry for all the things we broke in the house. He set so many records as a freshman. Threw or ran for 43 touchdowns. The first freshman to throw for over 3,000 yards, rush for 1,000. One of his biggest moments, engineering the upset over alabama. The crowd back home where it all started. Erupted into cheers for the little boy once holding that football this weekend holding the he to all my teammates back home, I love you with all my heart.

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